All daughters, granddaughters and all great granddaughters [etc.] of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Union Army, Navy or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service during the Rebellion of 1861-1865, and those who died or were killed while serving in the armed services of the Union between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865, and who have attained the age of eight years, are eligible for membership.
Eligibility shall be through lineal descent only and this shall never be changed. You must furnish a complete war record of your ancestor. The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, is the only Civil War women's organization genealogically based on lineal descent.
Every woman descended from a Union Veteran will welcome the opportunity to preserve her Civil War Heritage for posterity while honoring and revering her Civil War ancestry by affiliating with this Order.